Grammar Quiz

Verbal Communication Quiz


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language that does not use expected standards of grammar or mechanics

A. technical language

B. ungrammatical language

C. informal language


all the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests

A. denotation

B. connotation

C. enunciation


language that conforms to a highly structured set of rules

A. informal language

B. formal language

C. standard language


A unique combination of speech sounds that identify speech with a particular group of people

A. diction

B. denotation

C. dialect


a word or phrase used to cover up a hesitancy in speech

A. filler

B. tag

C. colloquialisms


the accepted standard of how a word sounds when spoken

A. pronunciation

B. enunciation

C. articulation


language that is spoken and heard rather than written and read

A. nonverbal communication

B. oral language

C. sign language


the way the different parts of a language are arranged

A. enunciation

B. etymology

C. structure


in a language, a system of rules that enables us to communicate with and understand others

A. vocabulary

B. structure

C. grammar


The act of clearly and distinctly uttering the consonant sounds of a word

A. articulation

B. formal language

C. pronunciation


a communication situation that is frequently repeated in daily social interaction

A. social ritual

B. tag

C. awkward engagement


the language used by the majority of knowledgeable communicators within a specific language

A. standard language

B. jargon

C. formal language


special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.

A. jargon

B. filler

C. ungrammatical language


an informal, often short-lived kind of language used in place of standard words

A. jargon

B. structure

C. slang


The act of clearly and distinctly uttering the vowel sounds of a word

A. articulation

B. enunciation

C. etymology


a word’s dictionary definition

A. denotation

B. connotation

C. filler


language most often used in casual situations and close interpersonal relationships

A. informal language

B. formal language

C. jargon


the degree of clarity and distinctness in a person’s speech

A. diction

B. connotation

C. filler


language associated with a particular profession, activity, or field of study

A. slang

B. technical language

C. formal language


the body of words used in a particular language: is symbolic, has standards of appropriateness and adds interest to communication

A. grammar

B. vocabulary

C. etymology


the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history

A. structure

B. grammar

C. etymology


a statement or question added to the end of a statement to invite approval or cooperation from others

A. tag

B. filler

C. jargon


a term associated with a specific regional culture

A. colloquialisms

B. formal language

C. diction




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